Although the president of the republic of Ghana, his excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has ban the “environmental enemy” galamsey but it is seriously on going in parts of the country with specifically, Ahafo Ano South and its environs.
Adukrom and Camp, sub-towns of Sabronum in Ahafo Ano South East in the Asante Region are the new communities to join the illegal activity. A reliable source indicates that almost all the opinion leaders and their youth are involved.
The disadvantageous aspect in this sad galamsey activities is that, there has been a serious land degradation which will affect agricultural activities in less than few years in the communities.
Aside the galamsey causing massive destruction to the environment, it’s also acting as an agent of social vice in the area. Most the children have leave classrooms for business at the galamsey site.
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Reported By; Faruk Abudu Halidu